Tofu Noodle Salad

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In honor of meatless Monday, how about creating a low calorie meal making this recipe for Tofu Noodle Salad. These noodles contain only 10 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrates per 4 ounce serving, compared to approximately 400 calories in 4 ounces of regular noodles or pasta! This easy to make dish combines House Foods Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti Shaped Noodles, chopped peppers and onions with Ponzu sauce and sesame oil. This simple low calorie, low carbohydrate recipe will make going for seconds, guilt free. Enjoy!!

Sparkling Shamrock Cocktail

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Are you having a St. Patrick’s Day party or just in need of a super easy cocktail recipes? This Sparkling Shamrock Cocktail is too easy for words, made with Sparkling Ice , rum, lime and fresh mint. With only 4 ingredients, this cocktail can be made in minutes. Multiply the recipe if you want to make a pitcher… any amount works great! You will be prepared on March 17th, and this makes a great spring and summertime cocktail, perfect for sunny, warmer weather.

 

St. Patricks Day Cucumber Cocktail

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Only two weeks until St. Patricks Day! I love this super easy and (almost healthy) St. Patricks Day Cucumber Cocktail recipe made with my favorite coconut water by Coco Joy. Coconut water is refreshing, and it contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Don’t confuse coconut water with high-fat coconut milk or oil. It is actually a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts. Coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium. Try it with cucumber, lime and vodka for an awesome St. Patrick’s Day cocktail.

Spiced Chocolate Covered Fruit

Chocolate Covered Fruit

I admit it. I have been MIA! Life got a little crazy buying and moving into a new house, but I am back! We are iced in today, so my kids and I made this Spiced Chocolate Covered Fruit recipe. It’s so easy and only 3 ingredients! Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have heart-protecting properties and are rich in antioxidants.  The protective factors are only seen in dark chocolate that contained at least 60 percent (preferably 70 percent or more) cocoa. There’s nothing better than a healthy snack with only 3 ingredients!

Valentine’s Day Red Salad

 

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I am starting off the week trying to offer up some healthier Valentine’s Day recipes with this Valentine’s Day Red Salad. This is a great starter salad full of amazing flavor contrasts. February is also Women’s Cardiovascular Health Awareness, so this is perfect for heart health with some of my favorite ingredients including grapefruit, orange, beets, fennel and chicory. This healthy combination is ideal for Valentine’s dinner or anytime this season. This recipe is adapted from mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding. Paulding & Co. a San Francisco based family owned business who hosts culinary classes and catering. Serve prior to any Valentine entree of your choice and enjoy!

Coconut Eggnog

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I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I have been contemplating making homemade eggnog this year, so I thought of a new twist to the typical eggnog and made this Coconut Eggnog. It is a huge hit! I used Coconut Water from Coco Joy which is made with real coconuts with no added sugar or preservatives. This coconut water is full of minerals and nutrients such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and more. This Coconut Eggnog recipe is great with and without the rum, and my kids loved it without the rum! Happy Holidays!!

Spicy Carrot Soup

Spicy Carrot Soup

As the weather cools down, what a better way to warm up then with a healthy soup that helps you lose those extra pounds at the same time. The curry in this Spicy Carrot Soup may raise your temperature, but the soup itself is light enough to satisfy your hunger without weighing you down. It is filling too, and even my three kids loved it! The soup is flavored with curry (so it’s not too spicy for kids). Curry powder has many health benefits such as cancer prevention, alzheimer’s disease prevention, heart health, bone health and more. Thank you to ZLiving for allowing me to share this recipe! It is our new fall favorite soup recipe

Halloween Cake Pops

Halloween Cake Pops

Take a break from the store bought sweets this Halloween and create your own festive dessert. Treat guests to Halloween Cake Pops, which are made using a homemade Pumpkin Spiced Bread recipe that is made with tofu. Simply combine pumpkin spice, flour and vanilla with House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu to create a lighter, healthier Halloween dessert. Next, melt the candy coating to create the icing for the cake pops. Then decorate with friendly jack-o-lanterns, scary ghosts, mummies and tombstones. Try something healthier this Halloween!

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Bread

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Bread

I am so ready for fall! I already made my first pumpkin bread last week, and I tried something new and used Milo’s Sweet Tea (our favorite) instead of oil. This Sweet Tea Pumpkin Bread came out fabulous! What I love about this recipe, besides the wonderful taste and moist texture, is that there no need fro a mixer. You add all of the ingredients in one bowl and stir. Get the kids involved and let them help you measure and stir the batter. This recipe also makes a perfect fall or holiday gift! Enjoy and here’s to fall weather coming soon!

Mango Smoothie with Tofu

Mango Smoothie with Tofu

As the heat wave of summer approaches, we can’t think of a better way to cool off than with a smoothie that’s both healthy and indulgent. Enjoy this Mango Smoothie with Tofu made with House Foods Tofu. This recipe will satisfy any craving and rejuvenate anyone on a hot summer day. It’s perfect for breakfast, after a workout or an afternoon snack.

House Foods Tofu offers both Premium & Organic products in five consistencies – soft, medium firm, firm, extra firm and super firm.  All varieties are made exclusively with 100% US grown soybeans and are Non-GMO Product Verified, gluten-free and Kosher certified.  Not only is House Foods Tofu low in fat and high in protein, it also has the ability to soak up any flavor and add body and texture to your favorite dishes.